The Daily Eastern News

Financial aid season is underway

Jacquelyn Wilson, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018

As of Oct. 1, students can apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is the first step in the financial aid process that determines the financial need of the students. Josh Norman, the vice president of enrollment management, said financial aid is the financial assistance to meet the d...

Students reveal how they deal with tuition

Veronica Martin, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2017

Using a variety of methods, students are navigating the sometimes-challenging task of how to pay their college tuition. Nicole Brown-Glenn, a junior family and consumer sciences major, said she has a hard time paying for her tuition.Brown-Glenn does not receive the Monetary Award Program grant, which is available to...

Keep up with financial aid

Staff Report

October 31, 2017

Financial aid can be confusing. Several students in an article recently in The Daily Eastern News were confused on some aspects of financial aid, which is of course understandable. There are many details and things to think about when it comes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to loans...

Office of Financial Aid breaks down FAFSA process

Veronica Martin, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2017

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid and loans are starting to be processed by Eastern’s financial aid coordinators. Amanda Starwalt, financial aid director, is responsible for how much money students receive in grants and loans. She also decides how much money is distributed to each student. “I...

FAFSA filing starts Saturday

Adrian Bolaji, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2016

Financial Aid is a necessity for many students, but getting it can be a tricky process for some. This year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid comes with some changes, as students can now apply for it earlier. The new day students can start to apply has switched from its original Jan....

MAP grant deadline is Saturday

Jason Howell, Online Editor

February 20, 2015

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has announced the deadline to be eligible for the Monetary Award Program is Saturday, February 21. In an email sent to students Friday, Carol Waldmann, the interim director of financial aid and scholarships, encourages students to apply for financial aid. Students...

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